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Review of La Casa de Dorotea

La Casa de Dorotea
Ranked #242 of 966 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $5,000 - $35,000
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Authentic , delicious and incredible! The best food in cartagena. Review in spanish attached. I was disappointed in food on my trip until I found this place.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank traveldude69
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

If you’re looking for some good fish and a local atmosphere at a reasonable price then this is the right place for you. We each had a full fried fish with coconut rice, plantain and salad, doesn’t get a lot better than that. Don’t be afraid to use your hands to get all that meat out of the fish. It is so fresh that it’s worth. Dorotea came to out table and chatted with us. Great place, lovely owner

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We got here, with really bad Spanish. We had a nice fella translating... she said they “didn’t have fish” and slammed the door... seriously?

Not a place I would go or advice anyone to go with awful service and a friend who went there (unbeknownst to us) said the food wasn’t even worth it anyway.

Both thumbs down.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Proudmama35
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We found this place on our 1st night as we explored Cartagena and fell in love. We were only there a week, and came back a 2nd time. This is a small traditional restaurant on one of the quieter streets of the old city, with an indoor dining room and a little courtyard. We had two small children with us and sat in the courtyard both times. The owner/chef named the restaurant after his mother and proudly serves his own recipes, which are a delicious play on the typical dishes. We had a couple of different types of fried fish, one of which came in a tangy coconut sauce. They both came with coconut rice, salad and plantains on the side. Our children shared a steak, which was tender and very tasty. The ambiance is relaxing, with a music theme - there is a small stage with drums and trumpets, and the restaurant transforms into a jazz club on Friday and Saturday nights when the owner takes to the stage with his band. The best thing for us was how kind and friendly the staff were to our children. I also had a really nice Cuba Libre, full of fresh squeezed lime juice and local rum. We will be back!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Rayapaya
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

It is a simple restaurant, not fancy. Offers a good price for an executive lunch. At night they have live music Rumba. For lunch I ordered a fried fish and it was very good. Server was atentive. There are no desserts though.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Macrisrosa
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